Friday, March 20, 2015

Blast from the Past

I received something interesting from the Library of Congress the other day.  Below you will see The Depot a year after its grand opening and all the way to when my Great Grandfather O.B. Kerr bought it for his factory.    
Not much has changed except that the side track that went by The Depot from The Compress was only around during 1892 and the ice house and coal shed changed sizes. 

The most dramatic changes to The Depot-Compress District was to The Compress. 

During this time period The Compress had two tracks to take the cotton out of town.


Eventually, the first track gets taken down and the platform gets walled up.



The 1941 survey is close to what you see today.


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